The Printing Art Quarterly [and 1937 Exhibition of Design in Printing], Volume 67, Number 2, 1936. A Dartnell Publication, Chicago. 10 x 13.25, pp. 154 including trade advertising. Cover design by Art Director, Willard Grayson Smythe.
Featuring several important and early published American texts related to Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and the New Bauhaus, American School of Design, Chicago, Illinois, founded by The Association of Arts and Industries in 1937.
- “A New Instrument of Vision” by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, a 4-page article discussing photography and its influence on the modern age. Illustrated with four of his photographs. “The illiterates of the future will be ignorant of the use of the camera and pen alike.”
- The above is followed by a shorter tribute: “Moholy-Nagy and the New Bauhaus” by William A. Kittredge and includes two illustrated images; a negative “Cat” print and an abstract photogram.
- A 12-page catalog (school prospectus) for The New Bauhaus, American School of Design designed by Moholy-Nagy is produced in full with photographic covers featuring information re: the school's founding and history, Educational Program (curriculum diagram, courses, etc.), Faculty, Information, Calendar and more. This is the school’s first course catalog outlining the four-year curriculum.
Very good with edge and corner wear, a cut-out to one page related to the STA 11th Annual Exhibition of Design in Printing and a loose page. The compressed and twisted plastic binding makes some of the pages a little hard to turn; still excellent reference material related the the New Bauhaus, Chicago.